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09 May 7 Steps to Surviving Early Motherhood

The first few weeks of motherhood can be daunting and throw even the most confident, successful woman for a loop. Here are 7 tips aimed to help make this transition a little smoother.   Get out of the house. Unless there is inclement weather, you and your new...

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18 Apr Why I Chose A Home Birth

While I was pregnant, I kept my birth choices private. I am a prenatal yoga teacher, labor support doula and Lamaze teacher; I didn’t want my students to feel I disapproved of their birth plans based on the fact that I was preparing for a...

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25 Mar Preparing Your PARTNER For Birth!

Much of the literature and information pertaining to the unfolding of birth is geared towards demystifying and preparing the mother.  However, there tends to be less focus on how to prepare the partner for the birth experience and how to be a helpful and vibrant...

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23 Mar Lessons from Lucia

BY GWEN HORWITZ   Using Motherly Intuition & Snippets of Parenting Books I Say I'll start Reading Tomorrow for Toddlerhood My husband Josh and I started potty training our 2.5 year old Lucia on Friday, February 26th. We followed the appropriately titled Oh Crap! Potty Training book in...

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16 Feb Planning Your Birth BEFORE You Are Pregnant

I am going to throw out an idea that may sound completely crazy to many people;  Start to think about your birth BEFORE you are even pregnant!  I know for many people there is enough anxiety and anticipation around getting pregnant and then the trials...

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15 Feb Shara’s Birth Story

  My birthing story begins with my husband… I mean where else can it really begin? When I became pregnant, I was super excited, but feeling a little alone in the process. Many of my friends were on their second or third children and I was...

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12 Jan Defending The Doula

A few nights ago, I was quietly lying in bed reading when I stumbled upon the article, "More Doulas Can Help Lower the Cost of Childbirth.  There's Just One Problem," by Elissa Strauss on Slate.com.  I was intrigued and excited that an article supporting the...

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11 Nov Is Your Fitness & Yoga Routine Helping or Hindering Your Birth?

One of my students recently forwarded me a link to a very pregnant yogini doing extremely advance yoga poses.  She asked me my thoughts on this trend.  I have to admit, this is something I have been noticing in social media and I am quite...

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